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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Aug 20, 2009 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Official Clown of the Grateful Dead

I used to see him around Berkeley when I worked there 89-91. One time I was working the front counter at Tower and he came up to buy a copy of Relix that he was either on the cover of or had a prominent article in. We didn't use barcode readers then so I was looking around the cover to find the price and he kind of acting all put out and snapped the price to me. The impression I got is I was supposed to recognize him ( which I did ). I could be wrong but he was definitely put out. Which yet again made me laugh at the farce of the perception about all the peace and love hippy crap that follows the band and family. These dudes where nothing like the trust fund hippy types and all the flower power has always been a joke to me.

Also, I saw him down the block talking it up with some pretty young hippy chick " what's your name" " blossom" ( puke )" that's a pretty name" ( puke again ). The contrast in attitude was not lost on me.

None of this is meant as a bash just my observations vs. the myth.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Aug 21, 2009 3:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Official Clown of the Grateful Dead

A good illustration of the message contained in his 'Nobody for President' campaign that nobody is perfect.

From a transatlantic perspective gained mainly from second hand sources, it seems to me he's led a remarkable life and he knows a thing or two about compassion and humour.

I'd like to see the movie but it'll probably be years before it gets a showing in the UK.

A biographic appreciation by Ed Sanders;cd=47&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk